The orphans of Spite

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From: Ambition: Light Fingers! 33

The narrow alleys and rambling rookeries of Spite are full of orphans. Perhaps they know something about this place. Are you enough of an underworld figure to impress them?

Challenge information

Broad, Shadowy 82

  • 57 - very chancy (41%)
  • 70 - chancy (51%)
  • 84 - modest (61%)
  • 98 - very modest (71%)
  • 111 - low-risk (81%)
  • 125 - straightforward (91%)
  • 137 - straightforward (100%)


The Orphanage

The urchins […] seem genuinely afraid […]

There are adults kept there […] whose parents were murdered permanently to make them eligible. People who offend the Masters. And […] Monsters[…]

[…] Hephaesta needs to speak with you […] in Veilgarden.

Description summary:
The urchins are terribly frightened of the Orphanage. There are not only children there, but adults who offended the Masters, and monsters. The place is hidden in a maze and is almost impossible to find and enter without a dirigible.

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"Oi! Strutfurrow!"

These children show no respect for their elders. And such language! Even a dignified retreat brings no succour, as they follow from the rooftops, hurling their uncouth calumnies. It is all too distressing for a person of quality.